How can you, the creator of all the procrastination and laziness that has brought you to this point, also be your motivation?
You can start by understanding laziness is no reflection of strength. We are lazy because we live in a world where we do not have to do much of anything to get by. We are inherently lazy as any human would be, living in an environment that is bent on creating and advertising an even easier path of least resistance. This is okay, and mostly not your fault, but it can all be turned around through the accumulation of changing many – and by many I mean thousands upon thousands of tiny details, habits, steps etc. 😉
Think about the areas of your life that are flourishing and then envision them even better. What did you have to do to get there? If you want to get the most of out of this site and you: Trust that you are here for a reason. Read my words as if they are written by a dear friend, and start at the beginning. Understand the Mind, then the Body, and then the Spirit. Then once you are ready for movement, you can begin here.
For example, never ever tell yourself that it is okay to not cook dinner. If you want to eat out for a celebration, go ahead. If you want to reheat some leftovers of that soup or stew you made on Sunday, go ahead. But if its Tuesday night, and you are going to order a pizza, or throw a frozen burrito in the microwave. Quit it. Right now!
You’re not a child. No one needs to make food for you. If you think that you are too busy or distracted by something other than preparing the food that will go inside of you, you are confirming that that bit of distraction, be it Facebook, Instagram, or TV is more important than the food you need to be healthy and live.
You understand how dramatic that is? Now, cook your food, and cook it often.
Take care of yourself. If after a few days that you have been keeping up with the goal of going to the gym, you may feel like you are getting bored. Perhaps you could get a notebook and write what you do, what you eat, and how you feel everyday. Even if that day, it was someone’s birthday at the office and you had cupcakes and beer for dinner! You can only approach progress by being honest with where you are when you begin, and how you change along the way.
A dinner that has colorful cupcakes and beer in it is not terrible, that night brought you laughter and this is just as important for your soul as jogging and salad is for your form.
If your approach to changing your habits is strong, then your foundation will be, and as long as you come back to the core that wants to live mindfully, as in with a mind-body connection, then you will not be derailed from anything.